NexScene LED String Fairy Lights sold across Canada may pose a serious safety risk

Starting date:
December 21, 2015
Posting date:
December 21, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items, Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Fire Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-56372

Affected products

NexScene LED String Fairy Lights

Product description

This recall involves NexScene 8 Modes 10M 100 LED String Fairy Lights for weddings, Christmas parties and holidays (warm white lights).  These lights are identified by model number NX-001 and UPC 084797706024, but other NexScene lights and models may be affected.  The product packaging may have the phrases “Happy Diwali” or “Christmas Decorations” written on it.

Hazard identified

Testing by Health Canada has determined that the seasonal lights may pose an electric shock, overheating and/or fire hazard.

Health Canada is aware of one report of a fire resulting in a death in the United States which is alleged to have been started by a NexScene brand light string.

Number sold

The total number of products sold in Canada through internet sites and stores is unknown, but approximately 79 units were sold by third party sellers via the Amazon.ca website in Canada.

Time period sold

The time period the recalled products were sold in Canada is unknown, but the products were sold by third party sellers via the Amazon.ca website from August 2014 to January 2015.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Manufacturer
Shenzhen Jurihuacheng Electronic Technology Co
Shenzhen
CHINA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled seasonal lights and dispose of them according to their local municipal requirements.

Consumers can also contact Health Canada to provide information regarding where they purchased their NexScene lights. To reach Health Canada, Consumer Product Safety, please telephone 1-866-662-0666. Calls will be routed to the nearest regional office.

Consumers are encouraged to check the Recall and Safety Alerts Database on the Healthy Canadians website on a regular basis or subscribe to receive health and safety alerts from the Department via email, RSS feed or Twitter.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.